Gabriela Golder - Conversation piece (the installation)
In Conversation Piece, two girls read the Communist Manifesto with their grandmother. There are many concepts that the girls don't understand: What does the expression ‘to be an appendage of the machine’ for instance mean? It’s a familiar scene, a conversation piece.
The grandmother in this familiar setting is the artist’s mother, who was a militant in the Argentine Communist Party, the two girls are her granddaughters. As they read Marx and Engels’ 1848’s Communist Manifesto together, they dive into a history of class struggle and social rebellion that was catalyzed by the industrialization of the 20th century. A history that is often described as the era of great inventions, but also as the origin of today’s division of labour and social inequality.
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